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Olive Harvest Labor Shortages Reported

Northern California olive producers are reporting shortages of workers that are hampering their harvest.

Thursday's edition of the Capitol Press carried the story.  "Guys are jumping from one crew to the next crew thinking they're getting a better deal, then you lose a crew for a while and then they come back because they realize it's just as good as where they were," said Scott Patton, a Corning area olive producer. "People are walking off saying they won't pick unless they get so much. Farmers are paying a lot more per ton for picking."

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